News tagged with terra spacecraft

Image: Crack discovered in Pine Island Glacier

( -- In mid-October 2011, NASA scientists working in Antarctica discovered a massive crack across the Pine Island Glacier, a major ice stream that drains the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. Extending for 19 miles (30 ...

dateFeb 01, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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NASA Satellite Spots Oil at Mississippi Delta Mouth

( -- On May 24, 2010, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this false-color, high-resolution view of the very tip of the Mississippi ...

dateMay 27, 2010 in Environment
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